overgrowth

noun
over·​growth | \ ˈō-vər-ˌgrōth How to pronounce overgrowth (audio) \

Medical Definition of overgrowth

1a : excessive growth or increase in numbers an overgrowth of bacteria … may achieve pathogenic proportionsJournal of the American Medical Association an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth
2 : something (as cells or tissue) grown over something else

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“Overgrowth.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/overgrowth. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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